Getting In

Competition to get in to a top business school is fierce. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college.
So what do you need to do to improve your chances of MBA admissions success?

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Students and job applicants hear quite a bit about how social media blunders can hurt their job prospects and chances of being admitted to a graduate program, but savvy students can flip the coin and use social media to their advantage. A 2012 Kaplan Test Prep survey indicated that more than a quarter ...

What Harvard, Haas and Other Top Business Schools Want to Learn About You

What Harvard, Haas and Other Top Business Schools Want to Learn About You

The online community of MBA applicants has been buzzing in the last nine months with discussion of changes to the admissions process at many of the world’s top business schools. To assess the impact of these changes, and better understand what MBA admissions are looking for in their applicants, Pete ...

Top Tips for Acing the MBA Interview

10 Tips for Acing the MBA Interview

For thousands of MBA hopefuls, January is the month when they hit the ‘submit’ button on their applications to the world’s top business schools. Having crafted their essays, nailed the GMAT, tightened their resume, and cajoled their supervisors for a letter of recommendation, everything is set to meet the round ...

Wharton Team Based Discussion

The Future of MBA Interviewing – Video and Team Based Discussions to Assess the Real You

To evaluate the leadership potential, intellectual ability and personal goals and values of their MBA applicants, business schools have long relied on a stable mix of components – academic transcripts, standardized tests in the form of the GMAT and GRE, a resume, essays and letters of recommendation. A number of schools ...

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Beyond the headlines of the latest Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking, there is a tremendous amount of data for potential business school applicants to analyze. From class size, cost, and curriculum to community spirit and careers, the survey responses from more than 10,000 graduates provide invaluable perspectives on the search for the right ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 7 - Interviews

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 7 – The Interview

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). Interviewing is a lot like dancing. You should probably dress up for it, learn the steps beforehand, and know who is “leading” ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 6 - Letters of Rec

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 6 – Letters of Recommendation

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). The preferred letter of recommendation is typically from your immediate boss, the person you work with on a daily basis. Of course, ...

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